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Exploring Seattle: The Must-Sees of The Emerald City

-Rache’ll Brown

Winter Break is my favorite—actually, any break is my favorite, especially when I get to do something fun. This time, I did do something fun: I took a road trip to Seattle, Washington with my two best friends! Although I had been to the city before (for the day during Spring Break 2009…I cried on the Space Needle and then came home), I had never truly experienced Seattle, and let me tell you—it’s AWESOME! So, if you are native to the Pacific Northwest, or have a hankering to explore somewhere new, here are some awesome places in Seattle that are totally worth the trip.

In terms of food, Biscuit Bitch is a must. The location is prime, right next to the heart of Pike’s Place Market, and as for the food? Phenomenal. I ordered the “Buttered Bitch” and it was honestly the best biscuit I’d ever had.

Speaking of Pike’s Place Market, it’s obviously a requirement. Everyone told me I had to go, and I thought, “What’s so special?” But when I saw it, I was blown away. I’m a details person, and everything from the vendors to the smells and the colors made it hard for me to focus. Also, make sure to head into the alley below and check out the gum wall—gross, but awesome.

While near the waterfront, hit up the Seattle Great Wheel. We checked it out during the day, but took the ride during the night. I’ll admit—the city lights were stunning, but I feel like I would have enjoyed the view more during a bright, sunny day.

Hands down the coolest thing I did was visit the EMP Museum. I got to delve into Seattle’s grunge music scene (including an exhibit dedicated to Nirvana), watch Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on the big screen, practice my best blood-curdling scream, and record my own music. With three levels jam-packed full of pop-culture, my group was entertained for hours, and we all had a blast.

Last but not least, if you are a fan of the movie “10 Things I Hate About You,” visit the Freemont Troll (top). Located on 36th and Troll Ave. under the north end of the George Washington Memorial Bridge, the troll is definitely a must-see attraction.